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Recent Federal Court Decision Could Muddy Waters for Keystone XL South, Flanagan South

Steve Horn | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

In the Delaware Riverkeeper v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) case, judges ruled that a continuous pipeline project cannot be segmented into multiple parts to avoid a comprehensive National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review. This is what Kinder Morgan proposed and did for its Northeast Upgrade Project.

Visit These 21 Amazing Places Without Leaving North America

minube | Posted 07.08.2014 | Travel
minube

As far as amazing places go, there's truly no place like home. After all, why fret about exorbitant airfare to far-flung locales when you can experience some of the world's most stunning sights right here in North America?

Kate Sheppard

Keystone Pipeline Is A 'Relic Of Bush Energy Policy,' Finds New Book

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new e-book looks at the historical context for the Keystone XL decision and argues that there is a clear-cut case for why President Ba...

This Teen Was Benched By His Baseball Coach After Growing His Hair Out For Cancer Patients

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact

Last week, Liam Nazarek was told by his baseball coach that he had a decision to make: Cut his hair, or sit on the bench. The 16-year-old had deci...

Explosive Virginia Train Carried Fracked Bakken Oil, Headed to Potential Export Facility

Steve Horn | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

What the industry and oil-soaked politicians are unlikely to discuss, though, is the Plains All American connection to Keystone XL. That connection comes in the form of Cushing, Oklahoma, home of another key Plains crude oil holding facility.

Heli-Skiing Is the Best Drug I Have Ever Taken

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

Maybe it's the altitude, but heli-skiing is like the best drug I have never taken, and it's certainly as addictive. I want to go back again and again. And it's probably the most dangerous and expensive drug I have ever tried, as well. This is not a sport for sane people.

ANR Pipeline: Introducing TransCanada's Keystone XL for Fracking

Steve Horn | Posted 06.07.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog When most environmentalists and folks who follow pipeline markets think of TransCanada, they think of the proposed north...

'We Are All Millionaires Now': Norway's Astounding Fiscal Reserve

Charles Heck | Posted 05.06.2014 | World
Charles Heck

The oil and gas reserves under the Norwegian continental shelf are being transformed into financial reserves for future generations. No other government in Europe or North America is saving its petroleum wealth for future generations to nearly the same extent.

Kate Sheppard

Senators: Keystone Report 'Woefully Inadequate' In Gauging Health Risks

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic Sens. Barbara Boxer (Calif.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) are calling on the Obama administration to evaluate the potential ...

Wolf's Howl Still Echoes

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 03.19.2014 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Roadside Oil Boom North Dakota's oil boom could be seen in this farmer's field on the Bakken Formation, one of hundreds I saw along with fires burn...

Climate Change This Week: Climate Call to Arms, Arctic Aneurism, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today the Earth Got a Little Warmer. Drunken Arctic Is Freezing the US reports Chris Mooney at MotherJones, as a large portion of the polar vortex, t...

If Movement Fails to Draw the Line Against Keystone XL in TX & OK, We All Flunk the Climate Test

Tom Weis | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Here's the inconvenient truth about the Keystone XL: TransCanada does not need the pipeline's northern leg to begin pumping hundreds of thousands of barrels of toxic tar sands daily through America's breadbasket for export overseas.

Actively Getting to Know Western Canada

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.04.2013 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Mexico has its playas, the Caribbean its beat, but Americans are prone to overlook the charms of the neighbor to the north. Calgary and Vancouver both enjoy natural beauty and proximity to water, assets that have been incorporated into the life of the city.

Global Yodel Follows an Adult

Global Yodel | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

Adults thought they had the upper hand when they started spying openly on the teens around them and recording their adolescent antics using the #followateen hashtag.

State Department's Keystone XL Contractor ERM Green-Lighted BP's Explosive Caspian Pipeline

Steve Horn | Posted 05.31.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Like today's KXL proposal -- which would only create 35 full-time jobs -- the false promise of thousands of jobs also served as the dominant discourse for BTC Pipeline proponents. The reality, like KXL, was more dim.

As Obama Signals Surrender to TransCanada, It's Time to Focus on Keystone XL's Southern Leg

Tom Weis | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Why aren't all Keystone XL opponents loudly demanding that President Obama stop construction of the pipeline's 485-mile southern leg that is destroying the lives of our fellow Americans in Texas and Oklahoma?

Lucia Graves

Why One Texas Native Opposes Keystone XL

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green

Maya Lemon, a 23-year-old from Nacogdoches, Texas, grew up just a few miles away from the path of the Keystone XL pipeline's southern arm. Now an o...

WATCH: Ghosts Of The Rockies

Kari Haugeto | Posted 05.01.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

And it's not just snow ghosts -- the towering pine trees draped in snow and encrusted by a layer of ice -- which sparkle against an unforgivingly cold blue sky.

The Keystone XL Pipeline, Terrorism and Our National Security

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Are we helping to fund a future danger on our northern border, and will the revenues generated by the Keystone Pipeline help to create a condition deeply adversarial to our national security?

A Climate Rally at the Right Time

Frances Beinecke | Posted 04.17.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

President Obama underscored his commitment to fighting climate change in both his Inaugural Address and his State of the Union Address. Now he has two critical opportunities to turn those words into deeds.

Keystone XL North: TransCanada's Controversial Shale Gas Export Pipeline Plan

Steve Horn | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

On top of its looming decision on the Keystone XL, it's likely that the Obama administration will make a final decision on whether or not to greenlight shale gas exports sometime in 2013. The policy agenda is about to heat up in the energy and environment policy arenas inside the Beltway.

Do We Have Enough Water to Frack Our Way to Energy Independence?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Drought and fracking clearly don't mix. Will America's shale revolution soon run out of water?

Keystone Conflict: Nebraska Firm Reviewing Tar Sands Project Has Ties to Pipeline Builder

OnEarth | Posted 02.06.2013 | Green
OnEarth

Conflict-of-interest concerns have plagued the Keystone project from the beginning. Now it turns out that HDR, the engineering and consulting firm hired by Nebraska to conduct an environmental impact assessment of the project, has a cozy relationship with the company it was supposed to evaluate.

No Ice, No Ice Bear

Dr. Andrew Derocher | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green
Dr. Andrew Derocher

To make a complex story simple, polar bears are threatened by habitat loss. We may hold onto polar bears as a species to the end of the century, but this is predicated on many hopeful elements.

Kate Gauthier, Disney on Ice Star, on Playing Cinderella

Leah Singer | Posted 12.08.2012 | Entertainment
Leah Singer

Kate Gauthier is living the fairy tale dream as she tours the country with Disney on Ice playing none other than Cinderella.